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Loyola Marymount Lions vs Santa Clara Broncos Betting Matchup Report

Santa Clara BroncosLoyola Marymount Lions
11-17February 27, 2014, 11:00 | Gersten Pavilion11-17

A key college battle sees the visiting Santa Clara Broncos travelling to Loyola Marymount Thursday to take on the Lions.

The Broncos will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 9-14-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lions are 8-18-1 ATS. Santa Clara is 10-14 against the total, while Loyola Marymount is 12-13-1 versus the number.

View Santa Clara Broncos vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds and Stats.

Loyola Marymount opened as -3.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 321 (Lions) and the No. 193 (Broncos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Santa Clara was a 76-54 loser at home against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara was run off the court by the Gaels on Saturday as St. Mary's routed them 76-54 at Leavey Center.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were a 72-69 loser as they battled Pepperdine at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Anthony Ireland went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Pepperdine handed Loyola Marymount a 72-69 defeat at Gersten Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola Marymount's No. 78 nationally ranked offense (73.86 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 140 at 70.03 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 44.1% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (42.16% on average).

A few Broncos at Lions trends to consider:
Santa Clara is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Santa Clara is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Santa Clara is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Santa Clara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Santa Clara at Pepperdine, Saturday, March 1st
Loyola Marymount at San Francisco, Saturday, March 1st